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Dealing with Frustration

June 5th, 2012 (10:43 am)
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current mood: frustrated

“Why does it look like a costume room exploded?”

“Because it almost did,” I respond as I finish a stitch. I don’t even have to look up to know who it is. “You’re really early.” Stacy and I don’t have our lessons until after I teach and my first class isn’t for another two hours. I took a day off of work so I could sort through the costumes we need for the upcoming performance. The music is right, the dancing is almost there. Now we need to practice with costumes. We had some, had to buy more and yet I still have to fix and alter things.
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Finishing Packing

February 17th, 2012 (11:51 pm)
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current mood: contemplative

I seal one last box with some tape, then glance around my bedroom and sigh when I see all the boxes. With all the wedding things taking place, I thought it would be best to keep my packing boxes in my room. Though, now I am wondering if that was a good idea because it is hard to move around.
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Performing at the Holiday Benefit

December 17th, 2011 (10:15 pm)
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current mood: happy

All of the hard work seems to be paying off. There is a full house for the holiday benefit. I have seen a few of the other studios and they have done well too, though I don't know much about tap dancing. My dancers all seem to remember their steps and they are having fun, which is very important to me too. Afterall, ballet is not easy and if they disliked it, I wouldn't want them to do it.

That doesn't mean that there aren't some nerves.

"Why do you look nervous?" Aaron asks as he comes up beside me.
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An Early Christmas Surprise

November 30th, 2011 (05:17 pm)

“Do you know what you will dance to for the holiday benefit?” Madame asks as I stretch at the barre, cooling down after my lesson.

“No,” I admit with a small shake of my head as I lift my arm above my head, then plié as I bring my arm down. “I have been trying to think of ideas. There are a lot of wonderful songs out there; just nothing has grabbed me like the others.”
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Telling Parvati

October 16th, 2011 (06:48 pm)
happy

current mood: happy

I stretch out on the floor, feeling the pull of my muscles as I extend one leg, reaching my fingers to my toes, holding it for thirty seconds before doing the same to the other side. I always stretch after dancing, but my legs still feel a bit tight so I thought I would do a little stretching at home.
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A new dance idea

October 13th, 2011 (11:03 pm)
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My lessons went longer than planned today, since I had some questions from parents at the end, mostly about the holiday performance, which will be happening again this year. However, I don’t have all the information for them, since it is only the middle of October.

I grab my things and go to one of the other smaller studios where I often practice with Stacy.

Even before I enter, I know she is there because I can hear music. It is odd music though. I think I might have heard it before, but possibly not. It is haunting, and then I hear it start to change, with a more definite beat, faster too.
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Production Discussion

October 6th, 2011 (10:21 pm)
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current mood: melancholy

“Madame told me about Peter Pan,” Stacy remarks as we warm up at the barre.

“What did she tell you?” I ask as I sink into a plié.

“Just about the production. She likes the idea. She was talking about having all students in it and maybe some teachers too.”

This is news to me. “She wants teachers too?”

Stacy gives a small nod. “Maybe not all, but at least some. Someone to be Mrs. Darling and Mr Darling. Maybe someone to be Nana and the crocodile. I told her that you should be in it.”
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New music and a new idea

September 21st, 2011 (06:11 pm)

I know I dance almost every evening, but I like it. I feel like I can never do it enough. That is why I am dancing before my lesson with Madame. My schedule is more extreme now, not only because I am teaching my classes. I meet with Stacy twice a week, one day she teaches me and the other day I teach her. I also have my lessons with Madame and then my time with Aaron. Sometimes days have to change around, though my class schedule stays the same.
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Questions Answered

August 25th, 2011 (10:59 pm)
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current mood: pensive

The pounding music is becoming familiar since Stacy and I have been coming to the club a few times now. I still conduct my lessons in the studio, but it seems that Stacy likes having half of hers taught here.

After the first time, I thought she wasn’t serious, wanting to go back. However, I think I am making progress, so that has to mean something. I am used to carefully choreographed dances. I know that is a shortcoming of mine, which is why I encourage my younger students the chance to dance however they want during the freestyle song at the end of a lesson.
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A Step Closer

August 22nd, 2011 (11:55 pm)
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current location: Patil Residence
current mood: happy

It is almost closing time and I have just finished with the last customer. I glance at the clock, noting the time and decide to leave the door unlocked for a few minutes, in case we get another last minute customer. However, I start to straighten things up, humming quietly as I do. I do make sure to not make any dance movements though. I almost broke a vase when I was eight due to that. Read MoreCollapse )

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